Unwrapping Windows 8.1: Bing Apps

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Yesterday we launched Windows 8.1 to people around the world. With this release we are focused on delivering one experience across all the devices in your life. The centerpiece of which are the Microsoft services and apps that come right from (the) Start on your new Windows device. Today we’re showcasing the work we’ve done with the eight Bing Apps for Windows to give you a great experience out of the…

Plan Your Next Great Adventure: Twenty-Something Travel and Art of Backpacking Join #BingIt

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  Summer is just around the corner, and whether you’re looking forward to a break from school, an epic backpacking trip, or even just a week away from the daily grind, it’s time to start thinking about your next great adventure. Be it around the corner or around the world, Stephanie Yoder of Twenty-Something Travel and Mike Tieso of Art of Backpacking are experts on planning trips of a lifetime.…

2012 Spring Break Fareology Forecast: Airfare Up 4% from 2011

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Spring is in the air and spring break is around the corner. For those of you who haven’t locked down your getaway plans, we’ve enlisted the Fareologists at Bing Travel to help. The team has scoured millions of round-trip itineraries to give you the low down on the spring travel landscape as well as tips on how you can break away without breaking the bank. Here are the highlights: Overall,…

New Year, New Destinations: Win a Trip-of-a-Lifetime with Bing and Lonely Planet

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  If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? In partnership with Lonely Planet, we invite you to set forth and explore the world. Visit the Bing Magical Holiday Calendar Thursday for a chance to plot your own adventure. The Grand Prize winner and a guest will work with the travel experts at Lonely Planet (staff and authors) to devise a customized 15 day/14…

The Bald Hiker and @Fareologist Join #BingIt: Travelling for Less This Holiday Season

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Paul Steele, author of popular travel blog, Bald Hiker, is an internationally recognized expert on the art of travel. Paul joined Twitter three years ago and has amassed an active and engaged audience who follow along as he shares his adventures in real-time. From his hikes and charity mountain climbs throughout the world, Paul is continuously sharing his personal views with like-minded adventurers as they happen. In other words, Paul…

Bing Travel Forecast: Thanksgiving and Christmas Airfare and Hotel Prices Down In U.S.

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  Ready or not, it’s time to start planning for the holidays. While we’re still basking in the glow of a glorious summer, holiday travel is just around the corner. To help, the Fareologists at Bing Travel have delved into their algorithmic crystal ball to issue a preliminary forecast for the 2011 holiday travel season. Travelers in the U.S. can expect holiday cheer this season as airfare and hotel prices…

3 Fun and Educational End-of-Summer Getaways for Families

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One of the benefits of traveling with your family is getting out and experiencing something new. Whether it’s exploring a new destination, trying a new food or experiencing a new culture, travel is both fun and educational for kids. With just a few weeks of summer left, there’s still time to squeeze in one more trip before heading back to school. Bing Travel guest blogger and family travel expert Anne…

Tweet and Win with Dhani Jones and Bing Travel

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At 6 foot 1 and 240 pounds, Dhani Jones may look the part of a typical NFL linebacker but when he’s not on the field with the Cincinnati Bengals, he is folding that frame into an airplane seat. . As we wrote earlier this week, Dhani’s passion for exploring new countries has taken him to over 70 countries and was the premise behind his hit TV show “Dhani Tackles the…

Dhani Jones and Bing Travel – Inspiring Great Travel Decisions

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Dhani Jones – NFL superstar, author of “The Sportsman: Unexpected Lessons from an Around-the-World Sports Odyssey” and former host of the Travel Channel’s “Dhani Tackles the Globe” – is no stranger to planning the perfect vacation.  Dhani has pretty much seen it all when it comes to travel, and he recently partnered with Bing Travel to provide his tips, recommendations and personal stories on traveling the world.  From his top…

It’s Not Too Late to Book Great Summer Travel Deals: Summer Fareology Update from Bing

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With the economy still sputtering, summer vacations are on the chopping block for many people this year. In fact, a recent consumer survey from Bing Travel (conducted by Impulse Research) found some interesting items about consumers’ current attitudes and behaviors on vacations and travel. 66 percent of Americans are more likely to actually choose their vacation destination based on deals and discounts.  30 percent of survey respondents left paid vacation…